Ivory-bill Again

And so the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has a new sighting. The Birder's World Twitter feed just broke the news with this press release that a Daniel Rainsong claims to have gotten a photo in the Southern Sabine River Basin in Texas. Many birders are ignoring it until the photos are actually released. The photos "are being sequestered to protect Mr. Rainsong's right of claim in this discovery. After Mr. Rainsong's rights in this discovery have been established and protected, the photographs will then be released to the public."

So it seems suspicious to have a press release before you can release the photo, does it not? It also seems suspicious that if you google the name Daniel Rainsong, you get quite a few gambling references.

Perhaps we have another Fish Crow all over again?